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Converting avi files

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Syrius, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. Syrius

    Syrius Flightless Bird

    Hi,

    I will try to be clear this time. I now have Windows 7 with IE 8.

    On my disk, there is an .avi file.

    I convert it to dvd using Cyberlink Power2Go.

    Then I burn the file.

    Everything is good up to that step. The file plays well on my disk.
    Picture and sound ok.

    But when I insert it in a dvd player, I see the picture on the tv but there
    is
    no sound.

    Tried ConvertXtoDVD with no luck.

    Somebody told me I need some codecs but did not mention which ones.

    On my old system, winxp, I had no problem.

    Could somebody help me please.

    Thank you.

    Syrius
     
  2. Trev

    Trev Flightless Bird

    "Syrius" <amoroso281@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:hmu713$7e9$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > Hi,
    >
    > I will try to be clear this time. I now have Windows 7 with IE 8.
    >
    > On my disk, there is an .avi file.
    >
    > I convert it to dvd using Cyberlink Power2Go.
    >
    > Then I burn the file.
    >
    > Everything is good up to that step. The file plays well on my disk.
    > Picture and sound ok.
    >
    > But when I insert it in a dvd player, I see the picture on the tv but
    > there is
    > no sound.
    >
    > Tried ConvertXtoDVD with no luck.
    >
    > Somebody told me I need some codecs but did not mention which ones.
    >
    > On my old system, winxp, I had no problem.
    >
    > Could somebody help me please.
    >
    > Thank you.
    >
    > Syrius
    >
    >


    Yes there are many forms of AVI. Its not a file format in its self its a
    name given to a collection of formats. Two Applications that are free and
    can tell you what the format really is and the codec's needed and if there
    on your computer are,
    Gspot http://www.headbands.com/gspot/
    AVI codec http://www.free-codecs.com/download/avicodec.htm

    Still iv you re render it and have no sound it either could not add sound or
    has used a sound codec that's not available to the dvd player.
     
  3. Syrius

    Syrius Flightless Bird

    "Trev" <trev_uk@hotmail.com invalid> a écrit dans le message de news:
    BLSdne_YVZ6APg_WnZ2dnUVZ7v2dnZ2d@pipex.net...
    >
    > "Syrius" <amoroso281@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:hmu713$7e9$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> I will try to be clear this time. I now have Windows 7 with IE 8.
    >>
    >> On my disk, there is an .avi file.
    >>
    >> I convert it to dvd using Cyberlink Power2Go.
    >>
    >> Then I burn the file.
    >>
    >> Everything is good up to that step. The file plays well on my disk.
    >> Picture and sound ok.
    >>
    >> But when I insert it in a dvd player, I see the picture on the tv but
    >> there is
    >> no sound.
    >>
    >> Tried ConvertXtoDVD with no luck.
    >>
    >> Somebody told me I need some codecs but did not mention which ones.
    >>
    >> On my old system, winxp, I had no problem.
    >>
    >> Could somebody help me please.
    >>
    >> Thank you.
    >>
    >> Syrius
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Yes there are many forms of AVI. Its not a file format in its self its a
    > name given to a collection of formats. Two Applications that are free and
    > can tell you what the format really is and the codec's needed and if there
    > on your computer are,
    > Gspot http://www.headbands.com/gspot/
    > AVI codec http://www.free-codecs.com/download/avicodec.htm
    >
    > Still iv you re render it and have no sound it either could not add sound
    > or has used a sound codec that's not available to the dvd player.


    When I had WindowsXP SP-2, I never had that problem.

    I used to convert any downloaded film, burn and play with the dvd player.

    Thank you.
     
  4. Char Jackson

    Char Jackson Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 6 Mar 2010 18:46:08 -0000, "Trev" <trev_uk@hotmail.com
    invalid> wrote:

    >
    >"Syrius" <amoroso281@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >news:hmu713$7e9$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> I will try to be clear this time. I now have Windows 7 with IE 8.
    >>
    >> On my disk, there is an .avi file.
    >>
    >> I convert it to dvd using Cyberlink Power2Go.
    >>
    >> Then I burn the file.
    >>
    >> Everything is good up to that step. The file plays well on my disk.
    >> Picture and sound ok.
    >>
    >> But when I insert it in a dvd player, I see the picture on the tv but
    >> there is
    >> no sound.
    >>
    >> Tried ConvertXtoDVD with no luck.
    >>
    >> Somebody told me I need some codecs but did not mention which ones.
    >>
    >> On my old system, winxp, I had no problem.
    >>
    >> Could somebody help me please.
    >>
    >> Thank you.
    >>
    >> Syrius
    >>
    >>

    >
    >Yes there are many forms of AVI. Its not a file format in its self its a
    >name given to a collection of formats. Two Applications that are free and
    >can tell you what the format really is and the codec's needed and if there
    >on your computer are,
    >Gspot http://www.headbands.com/gspot/
    >AVI codec http://www.free-codecs.com/download/avicodec.htm
    >
    >Still iv you re render it and have no sound it either could not add sound or
    >has used a sound codec that's not available to the dvd player.


    Hi Trev,
    It's not a codec problem, since the avi file plays on his computer.
    Instead, it's a file conversion problem. During the conversion from
    the avi container to the DVD-compliant Mpeg2 format, the audio needs
    to be changed to something like AC3 or PCM. AC3 is universally
    supported by standalone DVD players and is a compact (size-wise) audio
    format, so I recommend that one. The file converter should have taken
    care of this automatically, but I'm guessing an option was missed
    somewhere prior to starting the conversion.
     
  5. Syrius

    Syrius Flightless Bird

    "Char Jackson" <none@none.invalid> a écrit dans le message de news:
    no06p599dt6qsk9ir52mq9gauba7uomucl@4ax.com...
    > On Sat, 6 Mar 2010 18:46:08 -0000, "Trev" <trev_uk@hotmail.com
    > invalid> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>"Syrius" <amoroso281@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >>news:hmu713$7e9$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>> Hi,
    >>>
    >>> I will try to be clear this time. I now have Windows 7 with IE 8.
    >>>
    >>> On my disk, there is an .avi file.
    >>>
    >>> I convert it to dvd using Cyberlink Power2Go.
    >>>
    >>> Then I burn the file.
    >>>
    >>> Everything is good up to that step. The file plays well on my disk.
    >>> Picture and sound ok.
    >>>
    >>> But when I insert it in a dvd player, I see the picture on the tv but
    >>> there is
    >>> no sound.
    >>>
    >>> Tried ConvertXtoDVD with no luck.
    >>>
    >>> Somebody told me I need some codecs but did not mention which ones.
    >>>
    >>> On my old system, winxp, I had no problem.
    >>>
    >>> Could somebody help me please.
    >>>
    >>> Thank you.
    >>>
    >>> Syrius
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>Yes there are many forms of AVI. Its not a file format in its self its a
    >>name given to a collection of formats. Two Applications that are free and
    >>can tell you what the format really is and the codec's needed and if there
    >>on your computer are,
    >>Gspot http://www.headbands.com/gspot/
    >>AVI codec http://www.free-codecs.com/download/avicodec.htm
    >>
    >>Still iv you re render it and have no sound it either could not add sound
    >>or
    >>has used a sound codec that's not available to the dvd player.

    >
    > Hi Trev,
    > It's not a codec problem, since the avi file plays on his computer.
    > Instead, it's a file conversion problem. During the conversion from
    > the avi container to the DVD-compliant Mpeg2 format, the audio needs
    > to be changed to something like AC3 or PCM. AC3 is universally
    > supported by standalone DVD players and is a compact (size-wise) audio
    > format, so I recommend that one. The file converter should have taken
    > care of this automatically, but I'm guessing an option was missed
    > somewhere prior to starting the conversion.
    >


    Hi Char,

    As I said, I use CyberlinkPower2Go supplied in Windows7 by Compaq or HP
    whatever.

    When I selected the avi file, I saw another window with " Burn " at the
    bottom. I did not see
    any option giving me the opportunity to choose another function.

    I did not have this problem with Nero on WinXP.

    It does the same thing with ConvertXtoDVD. No sound when using the dvd
    player.

    Syrius
     
  6. Trev

    Trev Flightless Bird

    "Syrius" <amoroso281@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:hn0ti2$aat$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >
    > "Char Jackson" <none@none.invalid> a écrit dans le message de news:
    > no06p599dt6qsk9ir52mq9gauba7uomucl@4ax.com...
    >> On Sat, 6 Mar 2010 18:46:08 -0000, "Trev" <trev_uk@hotmail.com
    >> invalid> wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>>"Syrius" <amoroso281@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >>>news:hmu713$7e9$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>> Hi,
    >>>>
    >>>> I will try to be clear this time. I now have Windows 7 with IE 8.
    >>>>
    >>>> On my disk, there is an .avi file.
    >>>>
    >>>> I convert it to dvd using Cyberlink Power2Go.
    >>>>
    >>>> Then I burn the file.
    >>>>
    >>>> Everything is good up to that step. The file plays well on my disk.
    >>>> Picture and sound ok.
    >>>>
    >>>> But when I insert it in a dvd player, I see the picture on the tv but
    >>>> there is
    >>>> no sound.
    >>>>
    >>>> Tried ConvertXtoDVD with no luck.
    >>>>
    >>>> Somebody told me I need some codecs but did not mention which ones.
    >>>>
    >>>> On my old system, winxp, I had no problem.
    >>>>
    >>>> Could somebody help me please.
    >>>>
    >>>> Thank you.
    >>>>
    >>>> Syrius
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>Yes there are many forms of AVI. Its not a file format in its self its a
    >>>name given to a collection of formats. Two Applications that are free and
    >>>can tell you what the format really is and the codec's needed and if
    >>>there
    >>>on your computer are,
    >>>Gspot http://www.headbands.com/gspot/
    >>>AVI codec http://www.free-codecs.com/download/avicodec.htm
    >>>
    >>>Still iv you re render it and have no sound it either could not add sound
    >>>or
    >>>has used a sound codec that's not available to the dvd player.

    >>
    >> Hi Trev,
    >> It's not a codec problem, since the avi file plays on his computer.
    >> Instead, it's a file conversion problem. During the conversion from
    >> the avi container to the DVD-compliant Mpeg2 format, the audio needs
    >> to be changed to something like AC3 or PCM. AC3 is universally
    >> supported by standalone DVD players and is a compact (size-wise) audio
    >> format, so I recommend that one. The file converter should have taken
    >> care of this automatically, but I'm guessing an option was missed
    >> somewhere prior to starting the conversion.
    >>

    >
    > Hi Char,
    >
    > As I said, I use CyberlinkPower2Go supplied in Windows7 by Compaq or HP
    > whatever.
    >
    > When I selected the avi file, I saw another window with " Burn " at the
    > bottom. I did not see
    > any option giving me the opportunity to choose another function.


    When I open Power 2 go It asks what kind or disc do I want to make. If I
    chose a Video disc It then asks what type DVD video CD . Then in the DVD
    Window there is the configure Icon, hammer and screwdriver, On the video tab
    I can set Pal or Ntsc and there is a audio setting at the bottom for Dolby
    or LPCM. But if I go for Dolby It wants me to upgrade to the full pack
    instead of the bundled with mi Blu-ray player
    >
    > I did not have this problem with Nero on WinXP.
    >
    > It does the same thing with ConvertXtoDVD. No sound when using the dvd
    > player.
    >
    > Syrius
    >
    >
     
  7. Syrius

    Syrius Flightless Bird

    "Trev" <trev_uk@hotmail.com invalid> a écrit dans le message de news:
    76WdnTLOwItMkAnWnZ2dnUVZ7oydnZ2d@pipex.net...
    >
    > "Syrius" <amoroso281@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:hn0ti2$aat$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>
    >> "Char Jackson" <none@none.invalid> a écrit dans le message de news:
    >> no06p599dt6qsk9ir52mq9gauba7uomucl@4ax.com...
    >>> On Sat, 6 Mar 2010 18:46:08 -0000, "Trev" <trev_uk@hotmail.com
    >>> invalid> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>
    >>>>"Syrius" <amoroso281@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >>>>news:hmu713$7e9$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>>> Hi,
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I will try to be clear this time. I now have Windows 7 with IE 8.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> On my disk, there is an .avi file.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I convert it to dvd using Cyberlink Power2Go.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Then I burn the file.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Everything is good up to that step. The file plays well on my disk.
    >>>>> Picture and sound ok.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> But when I insert it in a dvd player, I see the picture on the tv but
    >>>>> there is
    >>>>> no sound.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Tried ConvertXtoDVD with no luck.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Somebody told me I need some codecs but did not mention which ones.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> On my old system, winxp, I had no problem.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Could somebody help me please.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Thank you.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Syrius
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>Yes there are many forms of AVI. Its not a file format in its self its a
    >>>>name given to a collection of formats. Two Applications that are free
    >>>>and
    >>>>can tell you what the format really is and the codec's needed and if
    >>>>there
    >>>>on your computer are,
    >>>>Gspot http://www.headbands.com/gspot/
    >>>>AVI codec http://www.free-codecs.com/download/avicodec.htm
    >>>>
    >>>>Still iv you re render it and have no sound it either could not add
    >>>>sound or
    >>>>has used a sound codec that's not available to the dvd player.
    >>>
    >>> Hi Trev,
    >>> It's not a codec problem, since the avi file plays on his computer.
    >>> Instead, it's a file conversion problem. During the conversion from
    >>> the avi container to the DVD-compliant Mpeg2 format, the audio needs
    >>> to be changed to something like AC3 or PCM. AC3 is universally
    >>> supported by standalone DVD players and is a compact (size-wise) audio
    >>> format, so I recommend that one. The file converter should have taken
    >>> care of this automatically, but I'm guessing an option was missed
    >>> somewhere prior to starting the conversion.
    >>>

    >>
    >> Hi Char,
    >>
    >> As I said, I use CyberlinkPower2Go supplied in Windows7 by Compaq or HP
    >> whatever.
    >>
    >> When I selected the avi file, I saw another window with " Burn " at the
    >> bottom. I did not see
    >> any option giving me the opportunity to choose another function.

    >
    > When I open Power 2 go It asks what kind or disc do I want to make. If I
    > chose a Video disc It then asks what type DVD video CD . Then in the DVD
    > Window there is the configure Icon, hammer and screwdriver, On the video
    > tab I can set Pal or Ntsc and there is a audio setting at the bottom for
    > Dolby or LPCM. But if I go for Dolby It wants me to upgrade to the full
    > pack instead of the bundled with mi Blu-ray player
    >>


    I see exactly the same thing. The Ntsc and LPCM are the default, I don't
    change.

    After the process is finished, I can see the film and hear the sound on the
    computer...

    But not when I use the player to watch the film on the tv...no sound
     
  8. Trev

    Trev Flightless Bird

    "Syrius" <amoroso281@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:hn163o$dhv$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > "Trev" <trev_uk@hotmail.com invalid> a écrit dans le message de news:
    > 76WdnTLOwItMkAnWnZ2dnUVZ7oydnZ2d@pipex.net...
    >>
    >> "Syrius" <amoroso281@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:hn0ti2$aat$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>
    >>> "Char Jackson" <none@none.invalid> a écrit dans le message de news:
    >>> no06p599dt6qsk9ir52mq9gauba7uomucl@4ax.com...
    >>>> On Sat, 6 Mar 2010 18:46:08 -0000, "Trev" <trev_uk@hotmail.com
    >>>> invalid> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>"Syrius" <amoroso281@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >>>>>news:hmu713$7e9$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>>>> Hi,
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> I will try to be clear this time. I now have Windows 7 with IE 8.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> On my disk, there is an .avi file.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> I convert it to dvd using Cyberlink Power2Go.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Then I burn the file.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Everything is good up to that step. The file plays well on my disk.
    >>>>>> Picture and sound ok.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> But when I insert it in a dvd player, I see the picture on the tv but
    >>>>>> there is
    >>>>>> no sound.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Tried ConvertXtoDVD with no luck.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Somebody told me I need some codecs but did not mention which ones.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> On my old system, winxp, I had no problem.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Could somebody help me please.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Thank you.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Syrius
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>Yes there are many forms of AVI. Its not a file format in its self its
    >>>>>a
    >>>>>name given to a collection of formats. Two Applications that are free
    >>>>>and
    >>>>>can tell you what the format really is and the codec's needed and if
    >>>>>there
    >>>>>on your computer are,
    >>>>>Gspot http://www.headbands.com/gspot/
    >>>>>AVI codec http://www.free-codecs.com/download/avicodec.htm
    >>>>>
    >>>>>Still iv you re render it and have no sound it either could not add
    >>>>>sound or
    >>>>>has used a sound codec that's not available to the dvd player.
    >>>>
    >>>> Hi Trev,
    >>>> It's not a codec problem, since the avi file plays on his computer.
    >>>> Instead, it's a file conversion problem. During the conversion from
    >>>> the avi container to the DVD-compliant Mpeg2 format, the audio needs
    >>>> to be changed to something like AC3 or PCM. AC3 is universally
    >>>> supported by standalone DVD players and is a compact (size-wise) audio
    >>>> format, so I recommend that one. The file converter should have taken
    >>>> care of this automatically, but I'm guessing an option was missed
    >>>> somewhere prior to starting the conversion.
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> Hi Char,
    >>>
    >>> As I said, I use CyberlinkPower2Go supplied in Windows7 by Compaq or HP
    >>> whatever.
    >>>
    >>> When I selected the avi file, I saw another window with " Burn " at the
    >>> bottom. I did not see
    >>> any option giving me the opportunity to choose another function.

    >>
    >> When I open Power 2 go It asks what kind or disc do I want to make. If I
    >> chose a Video disc It then asks what type DVD video CD . Then in the DVD
    >> Window there is the configure Icon, hammer and screwdriver, On the video
    >> tab I can set Pal or Ntsc and there is a audio setting at the bottom for
    >> Dolby or LPCM. But if I go for Dolby It wants me to upgrade to the full
    >> pack instead of the bundled with mi Blu-ray player
    >>>

    >
    > I see exactly the same thing. The Ntsc and LPCM are the default, I don't
    > change.
    >
    > After the process is finished, I can see the film and hear the sound on
    > the computer...
    >
    > But not when I use the player to watch the film on the tv...no sound
    >
    >

    Do you have power director too you could try that.
     
  9. Char Jackson

    Char Jackson Flightless Bird

    On Sun, 7 Mar 2010 14:07:35 -0500, "Syrius" <amoroso281@hotmail.com>
    wrote:

    >Hi Char,
    >
    >As I said, I use CyberlinkPower2Go supplied in Windows7 by Compaq or HP
    >whatever.
    >
    >When I selected the avi file, I saw another window with " Burn " at the
    >bottom. I did not see
    >any option giving me the opportunity to choose another function.
    >
    >I did not have this problem with Nero on WinXP.
    >
    >It does the same thing with ConvertXtoDVD. No sound when using the dvd
    >player.
    >
    >Syrius
    >


    What audio format is on the DVD that you created? What audio format is
    in the AVI that you're using as a source?

    Someone else already posted the links to GSpot and avi-codec so I
    assume you know by now what you're dealing with.
     

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